Beer Braised Short Ribs

How quickly we went from cool rain to searing hot weather!  Mustn’t complain, though…I have to keep telling my little fussy self that!

We have daily bistro specials all week long, $7 red/white wine or well martini on Tuesday & Wednesday, and a weekend feature (Friday & Saturday nights) of Braised Beef Short Ribs, Butternut-Parsnip Mash, & Sauteed Seasonal Veg — always a hit to the yummy.
And don’t forget to attend our Witness Tree tasting on Thursday at 7:00pm. $15 for a 4-wine tasting from a great producer in Oregon. We’ll be enjoying it, as well.
May the force be with you this week.
Queen Bee & The Hive

Next Thursday Wine Tasting

And the Winner is … so, two of our illustrious customers, who shall remain nameless (although we all know who they are), had a contest to see who could come in to Bizzi’s the most often from January through May.  The winner came in 52 times, as compared to the runner-up winner, who came in 49 times.  At about twice a week, that’s a lot of salmon, flatbreads, caesar salads, and chicken club sandwiches!  And we do love you — and our other customers, many of whom came in nearly as much!

This weekend, Friday & Saturday evening, we are featuring Fresh-Cut Salmon with Maple-Mustard Glaze over Fennel-Cucumber Slaw and Basmati Rice.  Light & summery….mmmmm.
In addition, we have a special treat for you!  We will host a wine tasting next Thursday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. — we will be tasting Witness Tree wines.  The Polar Bear & I went to the Witness Tree winery last year on our trip to Willamette Valley, and the wines are just delicious!  $15 per person — lots of lip-smacking vino & light snacks.  Call us for more info — 817-281-9500.
And, yes, I’m from that generation that thought all my kids were winners — still think it (usually, anyway).
Godspeed…Queen Bee & The Hive

Pork With Red Cherry Wine

Onward & Upward…

Our anniversary weekend was lovely — and now on to year five.  Another lesson learned:  a restaurant kitchen needs a stove.  Who knew?  (Yes, it is a true story.)

Well martinis or a glass of red/white wine – $7 on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings as always.
This weekend, Friday & Saturday, we will be serving Pork Loin with Red Wine-Cherry Reduction, Mashers, & Seasonal Veg.  Must take advantage of cherry season — it’s so short, but so sweet!
Never enough chances to tell each of you how much we appreciate you!  Thanks for letting us be here in Bedford and getting to meet, serve, & learn from you, old friends and new.
Queen Bee & The Hive

4th Anniversary Week

Whew! I can’t believe that Bizzi’s has been open for four years — some days have flown by, and others have crawled with leaden sluggishness. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried (fortunately, the laughs outweigh the tears), and we’ve learned. There are moments we’ll never forget, like the night we ran out of every single crumb of food in the place (that was a tears night)…the time I left out the sugar in the cheesecake (mostly laughs, but I did get to make another cheesecake at midnight)…the time we danced out the door, out on the lawn, and back in to the tune of some great rock and roll (great joy for me — my dancing feet hearted every second). More on that in messages to come.

Saturday is our Anniversary Dinner — make a reservations if you haven’t already! Live music, five courses, optional wine pairing…

Tuesday & Wednesday night we are still pouring a nice red or white wine for $7 (or a well martini — get your Cosmo on!), and we will feature bistro specials all week long.

We are thankful for you every single day — so many friends over the months & years!

Queen Bee & The Hive

Memorial Day

We spent Memorial Day weekend insulating and organizing our wine closet — over 600 bottles of good stuff!  Also met my exercise requirements hauling nice heavy bottles out and back into the closet (or so I’m telling  myself).

We are featuring a double house-made entree this weekend — our own Ricotta Cheese in our own Gnocchi…with Shrimp Tossed in Tomato Cream Sauce and then Baked with a Crunchy Topping.  The kitchen tried this a few times (yes, only once would have sufficed, but why not try it several times?) and it is absolutely delicious.  Friday & Saturday evening after 5.
Fourth Anniversary Dinner — Five Courses with Optional Wine Pairing; Saturday June 6th with seating from 5:00 p.m. top 9:00 p.m.   Jan Ryberg will be serenading us while we enjoy the evening.  Reservations only — 817-281-9500.  Menu & wine list on our web page:
Live Long and Prosper…
Queen Bee & The Hive

4th Anniversary Wine Flight

Here is the optional wine flight for the 4th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday June 6th, 2015.

Each wine pairs with the corresponding course.

It will be delicious, as always.


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Parmesan Chicken Breast

Make way for ducklings! We have two (nearly pet) ducks that have been playing in the puddles in our parking lot! If you’ve been ankle-deep in water in your yard, join the club in wondering if your lush spring foliage will give up the ghost to perpetually wet feet. But for those fishermen out there, the area lakes are mostly back to where they need to be — my next door neighbor is happy as a clam dragging his boat out almost every morning. He says they’re nearly jumping into the boat!

This weekend (Friday/Saturday evenings after 5 p.m.), we are serving up Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast filled with our own Basil Pesto accompanied by Sweet Potato Mashers and Sauteed Green Beans. That’ll make you forget fish!

Still have room for our Saturday, June 6th Anniversary Dinner — menu’s on our website at It promises to be a fun and delicious evening, and includes Jan Ryberg at his guitar. We will be offering some outstanding wine pairings as well for our group of wine enthusiasts.

May the road rise to meet you….

Queen Bee & The Hive


Great week at Bizzi’s!  Friday & Saturday evening, we will be featuring favorites:  Cioppino (a classic seafood stew with fresh shrimp, swordfish, mussels, and more) and Fresh Mussels.  Delicioso (note my clever handling of Italian)!

Fourth Anniversary Dinner:  Saturday, June 6th, $60 per person.  Five courses, all hand-cut and hand-crafted…and live music.
Tuesday/Wednesday evenings: $7 red/white wine or featured martini.
Also, special shout out to Jerry, who didn’t think we’d be able to get his favorite scotch.
Well, we now carry Edradour 10, from the smallest distillery in Scotland.
Rock, roll, rinse, & repeat.
Queen Bee & The Hive

Cornbread Stuffed Pork Loin

It’s Mother’s Day Week, and I love my mother! She’s a pistol, but can’t imagine my life without her (very) firm guidance, unconditional mother-lioning, and protective care. Bottom line: she is simply the best. At Bizzi’s, Wednesday through Saturday night we will be serving up a meal worthy of all Moms out there (Dads, too, and also those who are children of Moms and Dads): Savory Cornbread Stuffed Pork Loin with Maple Butter Glaze, Sauteed Baby Bella Mushrooms, and Creamed Spinach.

Glass of Red or White Wine or our Featured Martini: Cucumber Gimlet — $7 Tuesday & Wednesday evening.

And if you haven’t, get a reservation for our Fourth Anniversary Dinner celebration to be held on Saturday, June 6th — the menu’s on-line

Happy Mother’s Day to you Moms out there!

Queen Bee & The Hive


At least we don’t have to come in two by two!  Enough rain already!

Our weekend feature is Lasagna made the Bizzi’s way: Wild Boar Ragu, House-made Ricotta, & Spinach — Friday & Saturday evening after 5 p.m.
We have attached the menu for our 4th Anniversary Dinner to be held Saturday, June 6th with reservations from 5 – 9 p.m.  Hints:  Scallops with Warm Shaved Brussel Sprouts & Bacon…Smoky & Creamy Corn, Crab, & Shrimp Chowder…Ginger-infused Panna Cotta with Red Wine Poached Pears & Candied Orange Peel.  Call us at 817-281-9500 to get your table set!
Red or White Wine or Martini for $7 Tuesday & Wednesday nights.
Have a great week!
Queen Bee & The Hive